Excerpt: Around a year ago i bought a job lot of returns and sourced a good non Epson refills and sorted out the good ones i was slow to get rid of them all 12, having made the mistake of mixing the duff printers back in with the good printers, while sorting through it turns out that most of the cartridges i have replaced are not recognised now and these are all full, in honesty the trouble it causes makes it not worth while, there is two much messages and technical stuff for a...
Excerpt: DO NOT BUY this printer, doesn't recognise genuine cartridges after a while and therefore does not enable you to print at all. In my case, bought a new yellow cartridge when it complained about the last one not being genuine when it was, this worked for about a week and then it stopped working again reporting that the cartridge wasn't genuine. Also, was only printing in Black & White for the most part!!!
Excerpt: Hi Folks,I have had the same problem "Cartride not recognized." Email to Epson, and the solution was few hours later in my inbox, but did not work. I tried few things to reset the printer, this worked:1. Disconnect from USB,2. Disconnect from the main while Printer is ON3. Wait 10 seconds4. Connect printer to main, while pressing the power button for 10 seconds.5. Printer will do a reset, including cartridges.6. Connect USB and read inkt-levels..
Noisy, slow and hopelessly unreliable. Should be withdrawn from the market
21 July 2009
Excerpt: I bought this printer to replace an Epson Photo 830 I had had for 7 years hoping for the same reliability and reasonable economy of the 830. I wish I had read some of these reviews earlier as I have experienced exactly the same problems as others. The printer had only printed 4 pages of text before I got an error message saying the black cartridge wasn't recognised and it was the Epson cartridge supplied with the printer!
Excerpt: Well where to start? This printer was on offer so i thought i would purchase one in the hope i was getting a bargin. Wrong! It's so slow it's untrue, it's extremely loud and the ink cartridges run out very quickly, which in the end lead this printer not be a bargin, but a costly mistake. I have had Epson printers in the past which have always served me very well indeed, but this one is most definately one for printer heaven!
Excerpt: As with other reviewers, I found this a cheap but noisy machine. When it worked it was adequate but not exceptional. I bought quite a few spare genuine Epson cartridges to save time and money. Then the problems! In the middle of a job, it just stopped working. The error message was effectively 'Failure to recognise ink'! Epson Helpline most UNhelpful. Emails promised a call withing 24 hours - it took several days on each occasion.
Excerpt: It prints good quality text and images, also the carteridges last quite a while. when you need to change the ink, you can just purchase the colours you need, which works out to be cheap. Although i do think it is a bit clonky and bulky in comparison to some other printers, plus it makes such a noise when its printing!!! i have to cover my ears and i worry that i will disturb my flatmates.
Excerpt: Print quality superb even photo's on plain paper.Very easy to use and good software provided.Printer is a bit noisy, but acceptable.Reliability - poor which is why I can only give it 1 star, the black ink cartridge is now not recognised (done under 20 prints) and is going back to the shop today.
Excerpt: I've got the same problem - black was not recognised, and after some 20 pages and a new Black cartridge - Cyan failed... A very helpful guy at EPSON Ireland explained how to clean the contacts :) And it did work - it recognised the cartridge but said it was empty (after some 50 B/W text copies)! OK, I cashed in some 14 EUR for the new one, but now I see it was really a faulty printer. Going tomorrow for reimbursement!
Overall I would avoid this printer you can certainly get more for your money elsewhere
9 April 2009
Excerpt: I purchased this printer as a last minute buy from Tescos, I needed to do some printing urgently so I just bought the cheapest one in there(was not cheap) and gave it a go. When I got it home it took hours to set it all up, install cartridges, install pc programs and other bits and bobs.